The identity mark to recognize the possessor of true spiritual knowledge

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The identity mark to recognize the possessor of true spiritual knowledge

If you want to eat an apple, you have to search for the seller of apples in order to purchase an apple from him. Then, how to identify the seller of apples? The identity mark for recognizing the seller of apples is the apple itself. Therefore, your requirement itself is the identity mark to recognize the possessor of your requirement. If you want to learn Physics, you to have select the best teacher of the physics. What is the identity mark of the best teacher of physics? The identity mark is the best teaching of the physics itself. Similarly the requirement of an aspirant of spiritual path is the correct direction in his spiritual journey. The correct direction in the spiritual journey can be given by the true spiritual knowledge. Apart from the true spiritual knowledge, there should be best way of explanation of such true spiritual knowledge. Therefore, your requirement is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation, so that you can get the correct direction in your spiritual effort.

Now, the identity mark to recognize the possessor of true spiritual knowledge and the best preacher of such true spiritual knowledge is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation only. Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge (Satyam, Jnanam…) along with its best explanation (Prajnanam Brahma) is required for the correct spiritual direction. Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge itself is God.

It means that the possessor of true spiritual knowledge is God. It should not be confused that the knowledge itself is God. The possessor of your required important item is addressed as the item itself. You are calling the possessor of apple as apples. You call him “Oh Apples! Come here”. Here, the word ‘apples’ means the possessor of apples.Gita clarified this confusion by saying that the possessor of knowledge is God (Jnanitvatmaiva…).

How to judge the true knowledge?

Not only the knowledge must be true, but also the way of explanation must be best

Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge itself is God. The possessor of true spiritual knowledge and the best preacher of such true spiritual knowledge is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation only. You need not search the possessor of knowledge by going to various places. The knowledge given by a preacher is printed in the form of books. You can read various books, which are the messages given by various preachers. You can judge the true knowledge explained in best way. How to judge the true knowledge? It is said that your inner consciousness is the best judge (Pramanamantahkaranapravruttayah). When something is true, your inner consciousness will always prick you, saying that it is truth, even though you may not like it. Similarly your inner consciousness will say the false thing as false, even though you may like it. Actually God is giving this hint to you through your inner consciousness.

Sometimes, the knowledge may be true, but, if the explanation is not good, you will be having confusion. Even in such situation, your inner consciousness hints you that it is true. Ofcourse, if the true knowledge is explained in best way, you will not have any confusion. Therefore, not only the knowledge must be true, but also the way of explanation must be best. When both these aspects are accomplished, know that the preacher of such true knowledge explained in best way is God alone.

Such preacher is called as Satguru. Guru is the preacher and may give the true knowledge, which was already given by God through the scripture. But the best explanation of it, clarifying all your doubts is possible to God alone (chidyante sarvasamsayah).

The primary purpose of God coming in human form
The contemporary human incarnation of God can inspire you to implement the true knowledge in practice.

The primary purpose of God coming in human form is only to give you the correct direction in your spiritual effort through the best explanation of the true knowledge, which clarifies all your doubts and inspires you to practically adopt the knowledge. The true knowledge explained in best way is like huge fire (Jnanagnih…Gita). Such true knowledge explained in best way is the huge power to bring implementation of theory into practice. If there is any hindrance in your implementation of theory in practice, it is only the imperfect clarification of the true concept. Therefore, the contemporary human incarnation of God can inspire you to implement the true knowledge in practice.

Inspired by the teaching of Lord Krishna, Arjuna fought the war and even killed his grandfather and teacher. Mandanamishra left the family and became a saint following Shankara, just after hearing the best explanation of true knowledge from Shankara during the debate that went on for several days continuously. Therefore nothing is as powerful as the best explained true knowledge (Sarvam Gnanaplavenaiva...Gita).

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Your Little Brother Faisal Nazir

Dear Brother Datta Sawami Gee,
Who is the True Guru / Complete Guru (Satguru)
There is evidence in Vedas, Gita Ji etc Holy Scriptures that whenever there is decline of virtues and an uprise of sins and the form of the path of bhakti is distorted by the contemporary saints, mahants, and gurus, at that time, God either by coming Himself or by sending His most knowledgeable saint again establishes the virtues by means of the true knowledge. He explains the path of bhakti according to the scriptures. His identification lies in the fact that the contemporary religious gurus stand in his opposition, and by misleading the king and the people, inflict atrocities on Him.

Kabir Sahib Ji says in His speech

जो मम संत सत उपदेश दृढ़ावै (बतावै), वाके संग सभि राड़ बढ़ावै।
या सब संत महंतन की करणी, धर्मदास मैं तो से वर्णी।।

Jo mm sant sat updesh drdaavae (bataavae), vaake sang sabhi raad badaavae
Ya sab sant mahantan ki karni, Dharmdas main to se varni

God Kabir Ji is explaining to His dear disciple Dharmdas in His speech that the saint of mine who will tell the path of true bhakti, all the saints and mahants will quarrel with him. This will be the identity of that Complete (Purna) Saint.

Second identity: A True saint is a complete knower of all the religious texts. Satguru Garibdas Ji’s says in his speech

सतगुरु के लक्षण कहूं, मधूरे बैन विनोद। चार वेद षट शास्त्रा, कहै अठारा बोध

“Satguru ke lakshan kahoon, madhure baen vinod
Chaar ved shat shastr, kahae athaara bodh ”

Satguru Garibdas Ji Maharaj is telling the identity of a Complete Saint in his speech that he will be a complete knower of all the four Vedas, six shastras, eighteen Purans etc i.e. he will explain their essence.

It is written in Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25, 26 that a True Guru will elaborate the incomplete sentences of the Vedas i.e. the coded words and one-fourth shloks by completing them, and will tell the pooja of three times. In the morning, pooja of Purna Parmatma; in the afternoon, regard of the gods of the world, and will tell Sandhya Aarti (evening prayer) separately. He is a beneficent saint of the world.

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25

Division of words:

Arddh richaeH ukthanm roopam padaeH aapnoti nividH
PrnvaeH shastranam roopam paysa somH aapyate |25|

A Tattavdarshi Saint is one who explains the coded words of the Vedas in detail; as a result of which Purna Parmatma is attained. He is said to be the knower of the Vedas.

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 26

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 26,

Division of words:

Ashvibhyam praatH savnm indren endrm madhyandinm
Vaishvdaivm sarasvatya trteeyam aaptm savnm |26|

The Complete Saint about whom there is a mention in Mantra 25, he says to do sadhna three times (early morning – midday – and in the evening) in a day. Tells to do pooja of Purna Parmatma in the morning, regard of all the gods at midday, and in the evening Sandhya Aarti etc by means of sacred speech. He is a well-wisher of the entire world.

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 30

Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 30

Division of words:

Vrten deeksham aapnoti deekshya aapnoti dakshinam
Dakshina shraddham aapnoti shraddhya satyam aapyate |30|

A Complete Saint only makes that person his disciple, who always maintains good conduct; who gives the assurance of not consuming the prohibited food and intoxicating substances. A Complete Saint accepts charity from only that person who becomes his disciple, and who after taking initiation from gurudev , then gives charity-donation, by which devotion increases. By doing true bhakti with devotion, the Eternal God is attained i.e. one becomes completely liberated. A Complete Saint will not wander about asking for alms and donations.

कबीर, गुरू बिन माला फेरते गुरू बिन देते दान।
गुरू बिन दोनों निष्फल है पूछो वेद पुराण।।

Kabir, guru bin mala ferte, guru bin dete daan
Guru bin dono nishfal hain, poochho ved puran

The third identity is that he will give updesh of three types of mantras (naams) at three times. Its description is available in Kabir Sagar Granth, page no. 265 Bodh Sagar and in Gita Ji Adhyay no. 17 Shlok 23, and in Samved Sankhya no. 822.

Kabir Sagar, Amar Mool Bodh Sagar, page no 265
तब कबीर अस कहेवे लीन्हा, ज्ञानभेद सकल कह दीन्हा।।
धर्मदास मैं कहो बिचारी, जिहिते निबहै सब संसारी।।
प्रथमहि शिष्य होय जो आई, ता कहैं पान देहु तुम भाई।।1।।
जब देखहु तुम दृढ़ता ज्ञाना, ता कहैं कहु शब्द प्रवाना।।2।।
शब्द मांहि जब निश्चय आवै, ता कहैं ज्ञान अगाध सुनावै।।3।।

Tab Kabir as kaheve leenha, gyanbhed sakal kah deenha
Dharmdas main kaho bichaari, jihite nibhae sab sansaari
Prathmahi shishya hoy jo aai, ta kahaen paan dehu tum bhaai
Jab dekhahu tum dridta gyana, ta kahaen kahu shabd prvaana
Shabd maanhi jab nishchay aavae, ta kahae gyan agaadh sunaavae

बालक सम जाकर है ज्ञाना। तासों कहहू वचन प्रवाना।।1।।
जा को सूक्ष्म ज्ञान है भाई। ता को स्मरन देहु लखाई।।2।।
ज्ञान गम्य जा को पुनि होई। सार शब्द जा को कह सोई।।3।।
जा को होए दिव्य ज्ञान परवेशा, ताको कहे तत्व ज्ञान उपदेशा।।4।।

Baalak sam jaakar hai gyana, taaso kahhu vachan prvaana
Ja ko sukshm gyan hai bhaai, ta ko smaran dehu lakhaai
Gyan gamya ja ko puni hoi, saar shabd ja ko kah soi
Ja ko hoy divya gyan parvesha, tako kahe tatv gyan updesha

It is clear from the aforesaid speech that Kadihaar Guru i.e. Taaranhaar (the Saviour) (Complete Saint) provides upto Saarnaam in three stages and in the fourth stage provides Saarshabd. I had seen the evidence in Kabir Sagar afterwards, but already venerable Grandfather Gurudev and Parmeshwar Kabir Sahib Ji had granted the method of updesh to my venerable Gurudev who, from the beginning, has been giving naam-daan to us in three stages.

Our Gurudev Rampal Ji Maharaj in the first time give jaap of naam of Shri Ganesh Ji, Shri Brahma-Savitri Ji, Shri Lakshmi-Vishnu Ji, Shri Shankar-Parvati Ji and Mother Sheranwali, who reside in the chakras built in our human body. By which the Kundalni power is awakened i.e. all the lotuses open up. Shri Ganesh Ji reside in ‘Mooladhar’ lotus chakra, Brahma-Savitri Ji in ‘Swaad’ lotus chakra, Lakshmi-Vishnu Ji reside in ‘Naabhi’ lotus chakra, Shankar-Parvati Ji in ‘Hridya’ lotus chakra, and Mother Sheranwali resides in ‘Kanth’ lotus chakra, and all these gods-goddesses have Aadi naam (Original name) mantras, of which the contemporary gurus are not aware of. By the jaap of these mantras all these five lotus/chakras open up. A human being becomes suitable for doing bhakti after these chakras open up. The opening up of the lotuses/chakras is said to be awakening of the kundalni power.

Satguru Garibdas Ji gives evidence in his speech

पांच नाम गुझ गायत्री आत्म तत्व जगाओ।
ॐ किलियं हरियम् श्रीयम् सोहं ध्याओ।।

Paanch naam gujh gayatri aatm tatv jagaao
ॐ kiliyaM hariyam shriyam sohM dhyaao

Meaning: Awaken your soul by doing jaap of these five naams which are ‘Gujh Gayatri’. Some innocent devotees say that our Guruji arouse Kundalni power. It is a request to them that Kundalni Power can not be aroused without Gayatri mantra; they are only misleading you.

In the second time, gives jaap of two words, among which one is ‘Om’ and the second is Tat’ (which is a secret and is only told to an updeshi / follower), which are chanted through breaths.

In the third time, gives Saarnaam which is a complete secret.

Evidence of Naam Jaap in Three StagesGita Adhyay 17 Shlok 23
ॐ, Tat, Sat, iti nirdeshH, BrhmnH, trividhH, smritH, BrahmnaH, ten, vedaH, ch, yagyaH, ch, vihitaH, pura

Translation: ॐ / Om is mantra of Brahm, Tat - this is indicative mantra of ParBrahm, Sat - this is indicative mantra of Purna Brahm, in this way, this is said to be an indication of sumiran of three types of naams for attaining Purna Parmatma, and in the beginning of nature, Brahmins i.e. learned men used to do sadhna based on this only and they told that, that same Purna Parmatma created Ved and yagya etc.

Mantra no. 822 Samved Utarchik Adhyay 3 Khand no. 5 Shlok no. 8 (Translated by Sant Rampal Das):
ManeeshibhiH pavte poorvyaH kavirnrbhiyatH pari koshaaM asishyadat
Tritasya naam janayanmadhu ksharannindrasya vaayuM sakhyay vardhayan

Translation: (PoorvyaH) Primordial i.e. Eternal (Kavir nrbhiH) Kabir Parmeshwar, by acquiring a human form i.e. appearing as a Guru (maneeshibhiH) to a devout soul who does bhakti with devotion from heart; through Tattavdarshi saints (tri) three (naam) giving mantra i.e. naam updesh (pavte) by purifying (janayan) birth and (ksharanH) from death (na) makes free from and (tasya) his (vaayum) the countable life-breaths which are put according to destiny (koshaan) from His treasure/store (sakhyay) on the basis of friendship (pari) completely (vardhayan’) increases (yatH) as a result of which (indrasya) of Parmeshwar (madhu) the real happiness (asishyadat) makes him attain by His blessings.

Translation: The Primordial i.e. Eternal Kabir Parmeshwar assuming a human form i.e. appearing as a Guru or through Tattavdarshi saints, giving three mantras i.e. naam updesh to a devout soul who does bhakti with devotion from heart, by purifying him, releases him from birth and death, and completely increases his countable life-breaths, which have been put according to the destiny, from His treasure on the basis of friendship. As a result of which, makes him attain the real happiness of Parmeshwar by His blessings.

Meaning: It has been clarified in this Mantra that Purna Parmatma Kavir i.e. Kabir manifesting in the form of a Guru in human body, by giving jaap of three naams to God-loving soul, makes him do true bhakti, and by purifying that devotee friend, by His blessings, makes him achieve complete happiness by attaining Purna Parmatma. He increases the age of the worshipper. This same evidence is in Gita Adhyay 17 Shlok 23 that “ॐ/Om - Tat - Sat iti nirdeshH BrhmnH trividhH smritH” — meaning is that there is instruction of jaap sumiran of ॐ/Om(1) Tat(2) Sat(3) this mantra for attaining Purna Parmatma.

Obtain this naam from a Tattavdarshi saint. It has been mentioned about the Tattavdarshi saint in Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 34, and in Gita Adhyay 15 Shlok 1 to 4, the identity of a Tattavdarshi saint has been given and it is said that he who individually describes all the parts of the tree of nature in detail, he is the knower of the Vedas i.e. he is a Tattavdarshi saint and after knowing the Tattavgyan (true knowledge) from that Tattavdarshi Saint, one should search for that Param Pad (supreme state) of Parmeshwar. Having gone where, devotees do not return to the world i.e. they become completely liberated. That same Purna Parmatma has created the world.

Important: It is clear from the above-mentioned description that even the four Holy Vedas are testifying that Purna Parmatma alone is worthy of being worshipped. His real name is KavirDev (Kabir God) and complete liberation is attained only by the jaap of the three mantras.

Parmeshwar Kabir Ji had forbidden Dharmdas Ji to give Saarshabd and had said that if any messenger of Kaal gets hold of Saarshabd, then the hans of the intermediate generation will not get liberated. Like, in the beginning of Kalyug, the devotees of the first generation were illiterate and at the end of Kalyug the devotees of the last generation will become ungrateful and in the present time, the intermediate generation has started after the independence of India in year 1947 A.D. Now all the devotees are literate. Scriptures are available with us. Now this true path, true sadhna will spread in the whole world and the fake gurus, saints and mahants will keep hiding.

Holy Book Kabir Sagar, Adhyay Jeev Dharm Bodh, Shaakha Bodh Sagar on page 1937
धर्मदास तोहि लाख दुहाई, सार शब्द कहीं बाहर नहीं जाई।
सार शब्द बाहर जो परि है, बिचली पीढ़ी हंस नहीं तरि है।

Dharmdas tohi laakh dohaai, saar shabd kahin baahar nahin jaai
Saar shabd baahar jo pari hai, bichli peedi hans nahin tari hai

faisal77nazir | Tue, 11/30/2010 - 10:33
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The total concept of God


God comes down to the world of human beings by entering a human body

Krishna gave two statements in the Gita. The first statement is that He is unimaginable because nobody can know Him (Maam tu veda na kashchana …). The second statement is that He entered a human body (manushim tanumaashritam …). These statements together give the total concept of God. God is beyond spatial dimensions and hence, He is beyond imagination. In order to preach the spiritual knowledge, to give the correct direction to the humanity, He comes down to the world of human beings by entering a human body (a particular deserving devotee existing at that point of time, also called as ‘Son of God’).
The human body means a human being. The inert material body associated with inert energy consisting of awareness with different feelings (jeeva) is the human body. Human body does not mean mere inert body containing inert matter and inert energy only. Such a body cannot be even a living body due to absence of life. If you say living body, it may mean the body of a bird or an animal also. Such living body cannot deliver the knowledge to the human beings.

Veda says that God is the infinite right knowledge and that God is the excellent knowledge (Satyam Jnanam…, Prajnanam….). This does not mean that God is the knowledge itself. It only means that the possessor of right and excellent knowledge is God and such knowledge is His correct identification mark since it is His inseparable characteristic. If some body wears a red shirt always, the red shirt becomes his identity mark and you can call him as the red shirt like calling “Oh! Red shirt! Come here”. Gita gives clarification on this point, which says that the possessor of knowledge is God (Jnaanitvaatmaiava……). Since God enters the human being only, such identification is mentioned. The human being is always characterized by the knowledge. Knowledge is one sided characteristic of awareness. It means knowledge is always associated with awareness and awareness need not be associated always with knowledge.

An animal or bird has awareness but no knowledge. Therefore, you should not take awareness as the meaning of the words indicating knowledge in Veda like Jnanam and Prajnanam. This clarification is given in Gita, which says that God enters human body (Manusheem….). Hence, Gita always gives clarifications on Veda. Such correct clarification can be correctly clarified by the human incarnation only since the same God, who said Gita, can alone give the original sense of the text. The Author himself can alone give the correct sense of his own statement. Since, God is one and the same in all the human incarnations, any human incarnation can clarify the text said by any other human incarnation.

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Tue, 11/30/2010 - 10:48